Who speaks anything better than the one
who summons to Allah, acts righteously, and says,
"I am among those who submit to Allah"?
(Surah Fussilat: 33)
Whoever causes a harm to believers,
Allah harms him. Whoever causes difficulty to them,
Allah makes his way difficult.
MIRACLES OF THE
THE EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSE
Edwin Hubble with his giant telescope
In the Qur'an, which was revealed fourteen centuries ago
at a time when the science of astronomy was still primitive, the expansion
of the universe was described in the following terms:
And it is We Who have constructed the heaven with might,
and verily, it is We Who are steadily expanding it. (Qurâ€™an, 51:47)
The word "heaven," as stated in the verse above, is used in
various places in the Qur'an. It is referring to space and the wider universe.
Here again, the word is used with this meaning, stating that the universe
"expands." The Arabic word “moosiaaoona” in the
term “inna lamoosiaaoona,” translated into English as “it
is We Who are steadily expanding it”, comes from the verb
“evsea,” meaning “to expand.” The prefix “la”
emphasises the following name or title and adds a sense of “to a
great extent.” This expression therefore means “We expand
the sky or the universe to a great extent.” This is the very conclusion
that science has reached today. 1
Until the dawn of the 20th century, the only view prevailing in the world
of science was that "the universe has a constant nature and it has
existed since infinite time." However, modern research, observations,
and calculations carried out by means of modern technology have revealed
that the universe in fact had a beginning and that it constantly "expands."
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Russian physicist Alexander
Friedmann and the Belgian cosmologist Georges Lemaitre theoretically calculated
that the universe is in constant motion and that it is expanding.
This notion was confirmed by the use of observational data in 1929. While
observing the sky with a telescope, Edwin Hubble, the American astronomer,
discovered that the stars and galaxies were constantly moving away from
each other. This discovery is regarded as one of the greatest in the history
of astronomy. During these observations, Hubble established that the stars
emit a light that turns redder according to their distance. That is because
according to the known laws of physics, light heading towards a point
of observation turns violet, and light moving away from that point assumes
a more reddish hue. During his observations, Hubble noted a tendency towards
the colour red in the light emitted by stars. In short, the stars were
moving further and further away, all the time. The stars and galaxies
were not only moving away from us, but also from each other. A universe
where everything constantly moves away from everything else implied a
constantly expanding universe. The observations carried out in the following
years verified that the universe is constantly expanding.
From the moment of the Big Bang, the universe has been constantly
expanding at a great speed. Scientists compare the expanding universe
to the surface of a balloon that is inflated.
In order to gain a clearer understanding of this, let
us imagine the universe to be the surface of a balloon being inflated. In
the same way that the more the balloon is inflated, the further away the
points on its surface move from one another, celestial bodies also move
away from one another as the universe expands. This was theoretically discovered
by Albert Einstein, regarded as one of the greatest scientists of the 20th
century. However, in order to avoid violating the “static universe
model” that was generally accepted at that time, Einstein laid that
discovery aside. He would later describe this as the greatest blunder of
his life. 2
This fact was explained in the Qur'an in a time when telescopes and similar
technological advancements were not even close to being invented. This
is because the Qur'an is the Word of Allah: the Creator and Ruler of the
(For further reference, please see, Miracles
of the Qur'an, by Harun Yahya)
1. S. Waqar Ahmed
Husaini, The Quran for Astronomy and Earth Exploration from Space 3rd
ed. (New Delhi: Goodword Press: 1999), 103-108.
THE END TIMES
AND THE MAHDI
THE SIGNS OF THE LAST DAY IN THE
Wars and anarchy
Allah's Messenger (saas) said: 'The Harj (will
increase).' They asked, 'What is the Harj?' He replied, '(It is) killing
(murdering), (it is) murdering (killing).' (Bukhari)
The Hour will come when violence, bloodshed,
and anarchy become common. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Muntakhab Kanzul Ummaal)
The world will not come to an end until a day
would come to the people on which there will be general massacre and bloodshed.
If we look at the last fourteen centuries, we see that wars
were regional before the twentieth century. However, wars that affected
everyone in the world, political systems, entire economies and social
structures, have happened only comparatively recently, in the two world
wars. In World War I, more than 20 million died; in World War II, the
toll was more than 50 million. At the same time, World War II is acknowledged
to have been the bloodiest, the greatest and the most destructive war
The conflicts that occurred after World War II—the
Cold War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Arab-Israeli conflict,
and the Gulf War—are among the most critical events of our time.
Likewise, regional wars, conflicts and civil wars, have caused destruction
in many parts of the world. In places such as Bosnia, Palestine, Chechnya,
Afghanistan, Kashmir and many others, problems continue to afflict humanity.
Another instance of a type of 'chaos' that concerns human
beings as much as war is organized international terror. As authorities
on the subject also agree, acts of terror have multiplied in the latter
half of the twentieth century.1 Indeed, it is even possible to say that
terror is a phenomenon particular to the twentieth century. Organizations
devoted to racism, communism and similar ideologies, or with nationalistic
aims, have engaged in acts of brutality with the help of the developing
technology. Within the world's recent history, acts of terror have, time
and again, fomented chaos. Much blood has been shed and countless innocent
people have been maimed or killed.
The destruction of great cities: wars
Great cities will be ruined and it will be as
if they had not existed the day before. (Al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, Al-Burhan
fi Alamat al-Mahdi Akhir al-Zaman)
ruin of great cities spoken of in this hadith brings to mind the destruction
that now arises from war and various natural disasters. Recently developed
nuclear weapons, aircraft, bombs, missiles, and other modern weapons,
have caused untold destruction. These terrible weapons have brought about
a degree of destruction never before seen. Indeed, the great cities targeted
are most affected by this destruction. The incomparable destruction of
the Second World War is an example of this. With the use of the atom bomb
in world's greatest war, Hiroshima and Nagasaki were completely destroyed.
As a result of heavy bombing, European capitals and other important cities
suffered a great amount of damage.
In the last few years, hurricanes, storms, typhoons and other
such disasters have had a destructive effect on the American continent
as well as in several other places in the world. In addition, floods have
caused mudslides, which have engulfed certain centers of population. Furthermore,
earthquakes, volcanoes and tidal waves have also caused great devastation.
Therefore, all this destruction brought on upon the great cities by these
calamities is an important sign in each case.
The Hour (Last Day) will not be established until
... earthquakes will be very frequent. (Bukhari)
There are two great hadiths before the day of
Judgment... and then years of earthquakes. (Narrated by Umm Salama r.a.)
In the last few years, major earthquakes have occurred repeatedly
and are among the foremost fears of people around the world. If we look
at the data collected by the American National Earthquake Information
Center for 1999, we find that 20,832 earthquakes happened somewhere in
the world. As a result, an estimated 22,711 persons lost their lives.
(For further reference, please see,
The End Times and the Mahdi, by Harun Yahya)
1. M. Encarta Encyclopedia
2. US Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center, "Earthquake
Facts and Statistics", 2000, http://www.neic.cr.usgs.gov/neis/eqlists/eqstats.html
THE EVOLUTION DECEIT
WHY IS IT DECEPTIVE TO
PORTRAY CLONING AS
"PROOF OF EVOLUTION"?
The fact that such a question as whether such a scientific
advance as cloning "supports evolution" is asked or even comes
to mind actually reveals a very important truth. This is the cheapness
of the propaganda that evolutionists resort to to get people to accept
their theory. Since the subject of cloning has nothing to do with the
theory of evolution, it cannot be a matter of concern for any professional
evolutionist. However, some of those who blindly support evolution at
whatever cost, and particularly certain circles within media organizations,
have even tried to turn such a totally unconnected matter as cloning into
propaganda for evolution.
Cloning is the using of one life form's DNA code to make a copy of
that life form in the laboratory. It is a biological process, and
has nothing to do with evolution. There is no question of the emergence
of a new species or organ, nor indeed of any development or change.
What does cloning a living thing mean?
The DNA of the living thing that is proposed to be copied
is used in the cloning process. The DNA is extracted from any cell belonging
to the organism in question, and then placed into an egg cell belonging
to another organism of the same species. A shock is then given immediately
afterwards, which prompts the egg cell to start dividing. The embryo is
then placed into a living thingâ€™s womb, where it continues to divide.
Scientists then await its development and birth.
Why has cloning nothing to do with evolution?
Cloning has recently become a matter of major concern to scientists.
Although it is a biological process carried out within the framework
of known laws, evolutionists have tried to take it over in the excited
hope that it might support their theory, as happens with every new
scientific discovery. The media that gives ideological backing to
evolution made headlines out of it, accompanied by slogans supporting
evolution. Although it has absolutely no scientific foundation, Darwinists
attempted to use cloning as evidence for evolution in various debates.
Yet it was clear that cloning had nothing to do with evolution. The
scientific community did not even take these ridiculous efforts seriously.
Right: A diagram of how cloning works, taken from a scientific publication.
The concepts of cloning and evolution are completely different.
The theory of evolution is built on the claim that inorganic matter turned
into living matter by chance. (There is not the slightest scientific proof
that this could actually happen.) Cloning, on the other hand, is the copying
of a living thing by using genetic material from that creatureâ€™s
cells. The new organism starts from a single cell, and a biological process
is transferred to the laboratory and repeated there. In other words, there
is no question of such a process happening by "chance”---the
basic claim of the theory of evolution---nor of "inorganic matter
coming to life."
The cloning process is no evidence for evolution whatsoever.
It is, however, clear evidence of a biological law that totally undermines
evolution. That is the famous principle that "Life can only come
from life," put forward by the famous scientist Louis Pasteur towards
the end of the 19th century. The fact that cloning is presented as evidence
for evolution, despite that open truth, is a deception being carried out
by the media.
Advances in many branches of science over the last 30 years
have demonstrated that the emergence of life cannot be explained in terms
of coincidence. Evolutionistsâ€™ scientific errors and one-sided comments
have been well-documented, and the theory of evolution has become indefensible
within the realm of science. This fact has propelled some evolutionists
to look in other areas. That is why scientific advances such as "cloning,"
or "test-tube babies," have been so fanatically used as evidence
for evolution in the recent past.
Evolutionists have nothing more to say to society in the
name of science, and so take refuge in the gaps in people's scientific
knowledge and try to prolong the theoryâ€™s life in that way, even
though that merely brings the theory to a pitiable state. Just like all
other scientific advances, cloning is a very important and revealing scientific
advance that also sheds light on the fact that life was created.
Other misinterpretations of cloning
Copying consists of adding already existing genetic information to
the already existing reproductive mechanism of a living thing. No
new mechanism or genetic information is created by the process.
Another misunderstanding that people have fallen into as regards cloning
is the idea that cloning can "create human beings." However,
cloning bears no such interpretation. Cloning consists of adding genetic
information which already exists to a living reproduction mechanism that
also already exists. No new mechanism or genetic information is created
in the process. Genetic information is taken from someone who already
exists and is placed inside a female womb. This enables the child that
is eventually born to be the "identical twin" of the person
from whom the genetic information was taken.
Many people who do not fully understand what
cloning is have all kinds of fantastic ideas about it. For instance, they
imagine that a cell can be taken from a 30-year-old man and another 30-year-old
can be created that same day. Such an example of cloning is only to be
found in science fiction, and is not and never will be possible. Cloning
basically consists of bringing a personâ€™s "identical twin"
to life by natural methods (in other words in a motherâ€™s womb).This
has nothing to do with the theory of evolution, nor with the concept of
Creating a human being or any other living thing---in other
words bringing something into existence out of nothing---is a power peculiar
to God. Scientific advances confirm the same thing by showing that this
creation cannot be done by man. This is expressed in a holy verse:
The Originator of the heavens and earth. When He decides
on something, He just says to it, "Be!" and it is. (Qurâ€™an,
Cloning a Human Being or any other Living being is not Creating
In some publications, it has been alleged that by the advancement
of the science of genetics, human beings would be cloned and therefore,
human beings would create human beings. This, too, is a very distorted
and farfetched logic. Creating means to bring something into being from
nothingness, and this act is peculiar to God alone. The formation of the
identical copy of a living being through the copying of genetic information
does not mean that this living being is created. When man or any other
living being is cloned, the cells of a living being are taken and copied.
However, never has a single living cell been created from nothingness
by man. The research conducted on this subject has been stopped it was
Consequently, the discovery of the human genetic makeup by
no means implies man's challenge to his destiny, and it never can. Every
incident, every act of speech and development are all predetermined in
the sight of God according to a certain destiny. So are scientific developments
and the innovations they will introduce. God is All-Knowing, and All-Encompassing.
The fact that everything, big or small, takes places within the knowledge
of God is related in the Qur'an as follows:
You do not engage in any matter or recite any of the
Qur'an or do any action without Our witnessing you while you are occupied
with it. Not even the smallest speck eludes your Lord, either on earth
or in heaven. Nor is there anything smaller than that, or larger, which
is not in a Clear Book. (Surah Yunus: 61)
(For further reading, see “The
collapse of the theory of evolution in 20 questions” by
WAY OF SPEAKING
CALLING IN ALLAH THROUGH HIS BEAUTIFUL NAMES
With the following verse of
the Qur'an, "Say: 'Call on Allah or call on the All-Merciful, whichever
you call upon, the Most Beautiful Names are His.'" (Surat al-Isra':
110), Allah reminds us that He possesses the most beautiful of names,
and advises believers to call upon Him by them.
Throughout that with which
they are faced in their lives, believers recognize the manifestation of
the superior wisdom of our Lord. For example, they know that our Lord
is the commander of infinite justice, and, during that which they experience,
they remember Allah by such a title. Even under the most dire of circumstances,
their recognition of Allah's perfect justice is reflected in their speech.
Though they may suffer material loss, fall seriously ill, or suffer a
grave injustice by the hand of another, they do not forget that all such
occurrences have been created only to test them. No matter how outwardly
different the events may seem, they never forget that Allah possesses
infinite justice, and that on the Day of Judgment all will receive their
due reward for the good or evil they had done. As is pointed out by Allah
in the verse, "They will not be wronged by so much as the
smallest speck." (Surat an-Nisa': 49), they speak with knowledge
that humans will not be made to suffer the slightest injustice. They conscientiously
avoid uttering any word which will not be approved by Allah. Also, they
speak in such a manner as to remind those around them of this same truth,
that they may save them from heedlessness or error. In addition to "the
Just," another of the beautiful names of our Lord which believers
are familiar with that He is "the Ever-Returning, the Most Merciful,"
"All-Thankful, the All-Knowing," "the One Who answers sincere
prayers in the best way" and "He Who protects and takes care
of the righteous." They know, too, that only Allah is "the Provider
of sustenance," "the Granter of joy and peace" and "He
Who causes laughter or tears" and the knowledge of these attributes
is reflected in their language. It can be discerned from their speech
that in everything they experience they are aware of Allah's absolute
control, His superior wisdom, His infinite justice and His unrivalled
In each of the statements
of the Prophets, all shining examples for which the faithful to follow,
we can discern the way in which they tended to refer to and exalt our
Lord with the most beautiful of names. In the Qur'an, we are told that
‘Isa (as), upon receiving a revelation from Allah, said:
And when Allah says,
''Isa son of Maryam! Did you say to people, 'Take me and my mother as
gods besides Allah?'" he will say, "Glory be to You! It is
not for me to say what I have no right to say! If I had said it, then
You would have known it. You know what is in my self but I do not know
what is in Your Self. You are the Knower of all unseen things."
(Surat al-Ma'ida: 116)
(For further reference, please see, The
Muslim Way of Speaking, by Harun Yahya)
NAMES OF ALLAH
The Last; The One Who Exists After Everything Else Perishes
He is the First and the Last, the Outward and the Inward.
He has knowledge of all things. (Surat al-Hadid, 57:3)
Allah created the universe from nothing and, ultimately, will return
it to its initial state and destroy it. Nothing is immortal, for all living
beings come into existence for a predetermined period of time and then
die—everything, that is, except Allah, Who is the First and the
Last and therefore without beginning or end.
Allah, the Creator of life and time, is not affected by any of matterâ€™s
characteristics. Given that He is infinite, He will exist for all eternity,
existed in the infinite past, and is unaffected by time and space. This
fact is stressed in the Qurâ€™an, as follows:
Everyone on it will pass away; but the Face of your Lord
will remain, Master of Majesty and Generosity. (Surat ar-Rahman,
(For further reference, please see, Names
of Allah, by Harun Yahya)
CAN ONE SEEK FOREGIVENESS FOR ANOTHER?
It is always possible for a person to ask that other believers
be forgiven, regardless of what they have done. The Qurâ€™an mentions
that the believers pray to Allah for all believers to be forgiven and
for mercy. Since they know that only those with whom Allah is well pleased
will be safeguarded from Hellâ€™s punishment and will earn Paradise,
they desire the wrongdoings of other believers, as well as their own,
to be forgiven. Allahâ€™s command in this matter is expressed as follows:
Know then that there is no god except Allah, and ask
forgiveness for your wrongdoing and for the men and women who believe.
Allah knows both your activity and your repose. (Surah Muhammad, 19)
Until the end of their lives, the believers seek forgiveness
for other believers. However, whether their prayers are accepted or not
is completely within the authority of Allah. The Qurâ€™an gives the
following example of such a prayer:
Those who have come after them say: "Our Lord,
forgive us and our brothers who preceded us in faith, and do not put
any rancor in our hearts toward those who believe. Our Lord, You are
All-Gentle, Most Merciful." (Surat al-Hashr, 10)
IS THE PERSON WHO COMMUNICATIS THE RELIGION
RESPONSIBLE FOR SOMEONE'S DECISION TO BELIEVE OR NOT TO BELIEVE?
No, because each person is responsible only for himself or herself. The
believers are responsible only for conveying the message to others in
the best way and to call them to believe in Allah.
Nevertheless, the heart of the person to whom the religion is communicated
is completely in Allahâ€™s hand. If it is that personâ€™s destiny
to believe, Allah will give him or her the love of Islam and will settle
faith in his or her heart. Accordingly, Allah states in the Qurâ€™an
that Muslims communicate the religion, but only He guides the person:
You cannot guide those you would like to, but Allah
guides those whom He wills. He has best knowledge of the guided. (Surat
(For further reference, please see, Quick
Grasp of Faith 1-3, by Harun Yahya)
ISLAM DENOUNCES TERRORISM
By Harun Yahya
God calls to the Abode of Peace and He guides whom He wills to a straight
path. (Qur'an, 10:25)
Terrorism is a crime against humanity. It
is a brutal attack on innocent people. Islam is a religion that means
"peace". In the Qurâ€™an, the Holy Book of Islam, God commands
believers to bring peace and security to the world. Terrorism and all
other mischief on Earth are the very acts that Muslims are commanded by
God to stand against. The Islamic morality is the cure for terrorism,
not the source of it. Those who resort to or support terrorism in the
name of Islam are in a great error. They are committing a crime which
God has cursed in the Qurâ€™an. All true Muslims denounce terrorism
of any kind, and share the sorrows of its victims.
This book maintains that the source of the terror that we condemn is
definitely not from a divine religion, and that there is no room for terrorism
in Islam. This is made clear in the Qur'an, the main source of Islam,
and in the practices of all true Muslim rulers, the Prophet Muhammad being
the foremost of them. This book reveals, in the light of the verses of
the Qur'an and with examples from history, that Islam forbids terrorism
and aims to bring peace and security to the world.
Religion commands love, mercy and peace. Terror, on the other hand, is
the opposite of religion; it is cruel, merciless and demands bloodshed
and misery. This being the case, the origins of a terrorist act should
be sought in disbelief rather than in religion. People with a fascist,
communist, racist or materialist outlook on life should be suspected as
potential perpetrators. The name or the identity of the triggerman is
not important. If he can kill innocent people without blinking an eye,
then he is a nonbeliever, not a believer. He is a murderer with no fear
of God, whose main ambition is to shed blood and to cause harm. For this
reason, "Islamic terror" is an erroneous concept which contradicts
the message of Islam. The religion of Islam can by no means countenance
terrorism. On the contrary, terror (i.e. murder of innocent people) in
Islam is a great sin, and Muslims are responsible for preventing these
acts and bringing peace and justice to the world.
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